86 kids sick from 2 Alabama day cares

The Alabama Department of Public Health is now investigating reports of widespread illness after 86 children, all sharing similar symptoms, were seen at three Montgomery hospitals. The children attended two different day care centers in the area.

daycare_children_pictures_242_op_800x533Thirty children were hospitalized with symptoms of lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. All but one child has been discharged.

A kitchen at the Sunnyside Child Care Center has recently been closed for the investigation. The kitchen prepares meals for more than 300 children who attend the two day care centers.

Parents whose children attended these day care centers and became ill are advised not to use any day care providers as the investigation continues.